By Gulcin Erdi-lelandais
Henri Lefebvre is absolutely the most influential thinkers within the box of city area and its association; his theories provide reflections nonetheless legitimate for interpreting social kinfolk in city parts tormented by the predicament of the neoliberal financial system. Lefebvre's perfect of the "right to the town" is now extra greatly approved given modern day present cultural and social state of affairs. most present learn on Henri Lefebvre refers completely to his principles and their theoretical dialogue, with out targeting the empirical transcription of the thinker. This e-book fills this hole, and proposes examples in regards to the empirical use of Henri Lefebvre's sociology from the viewpoint of other towns and researchers with a purpose to comprehend the town and its evolutions within the context of neoliberal globalization. The book's major goal is to revisit Lefebvre's still-relevant key techniques for you to comprehend the modern urban. Case experiences during this e-book will exhibit additionally that the reception of Lefebvrian thoughts differs throughout various contexts, counting on the social and political situations of every kingdom. The debates during this publication either extend the scope of city mind's eye, and support to reinvigorate, unify, and empower shared wants for simply city results. The contributions to this booklet additionally remove darkness from the standard offerings about the shape and social strategies of the town, and the muse that they draw from Lefebvre's theoretical legacy within the realm of city sociology.
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Ghettos des Riches. Paris: Perrin Purcell, M. 2002. ” GeoJournal, 58: 99-108 Purcell, M. 2008. Recapturing Democracy: Neoliberalisation and the Struggle for Alternative Urban Futures. New York: Routledge Ross, K. 1988. The Emergence of Social Space: Rimbaud and the Paris Commune. Houndmills: Macmillan Sassen, S. 1991. The Global City: New York, London, Tokyo. Princeton (NJ): Princeton University Press Soja, E. 1989. Postmodern Geographies: The Reassertion of Space in Critical Social Theory. London: Verso —.
It was Lefebvre’s mission to “prolong the thinking without denaturing it” (“prolonger une réflexion sans la dénaturer”, Lefebvre 1958). If we want to use the term “right to the city” today, we need to consider Lefebvre’s advice. We need to consider historical change as well as geographical displacement, especially given the fact that most current readings and appropriations of Lefebvre’s work take place in the English-speaking world. We wish to explore the understanding of the term “right to the city” and determine which distortions are needed to adapt it without denaturing it.